Senator Johnston Finally Unveils School Finance Act to Taxpayers
Colorado State Senator Mike Johnston (D-Denver), a former Obama Administration educational advisor, recently began to roll back the curtain on his proposed public school finance overhaul. The School Finance Act (SB 213), which has successfully moved out of committee and could be scheduled for a full vote at any time, includes a $1 billion tax increase and controversial enrollment formulas. Though the bill has been in | Read More »
It’s A Taxation Issue, Not A Marriage Issue
The woman at the center of the DOMA battle, one part of the same sex marriage issue before SCOTUS: How did the Defense of Marriage Act end up at the Supreme Court? It’s because of , an 83-year-old widow and the plaintiff in United States v. Windsor. [...] When Speyer died in 2009, she left her estate to Windsor, who got hit with a $360,000 tax bill. | Read More »
Low information voters, low information State
Say what you will about the fabled “low-information voters,” but we should probably be more concerned about the low-information State that rules them. I’m actually something of an apologist for low-information voters, because an extensive study of politics should not be necessary to live a successful American life. But conversely, a huge government cannot function effectively without amassing a great deal of information about its | Read More »
The crucial word not appearing in this article on Walmart’s staffing woes.
Said woes being, Walmart doesn’t have the staff to handle the business it currently has: [Merchandise is] piling up in aisles and in the back of stores because Wal-Mart doesn’t have enough bodies to restock the shelves, according to interviews with store workers. In the past five years, the world’s largest retailer added 455 U.S. Wal-Mart stores, a 13 percent increase, according to filings and | Read More »
Union Briefs for Wed., March 27, 2013: SEIU’s Immigration Ad Buy, Teamsters vs. UPS & More…
After spending millions on Barack Obama’s re-election, the SEIU is now ramping up its campaign to see immigration reform passed. The problem? Three hundred thousand seems like a paltry amount to spend on a campaign of such importance to unions.
It’s Wednesday, March 27th, and here are your Union Briefs…
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Playing The Victim: Easter Edition
It’s easy to fall back on old habits. I’ve been eating paleo (a diet with too much kale imo) lately but yesterday I cheated with a piece of pizza. It was hard to resist, just sitting there all easy and familiar, unlike the effort to put together a paleo lunch. Whatever the issue, we’ve all dealt with, and sometimes failed, the challenge of changing what | Read More »
Jesus Stomping – Literal and Metaphorical in Nature
Yes, our culture has gotten that virulent in its ineffable hatred of Christianity. Students in a class at FAU were given the following instructions by Instructor Deandre Poole*:
1) Take out a sheet of paper.
2) Write the name “Jesus” on the sheet.
3) Place the sheet of paper on the floor.
4) Stomp on the paper.
You’ll notice that nobody in their right mind would assign a similar exercise with the name Muhammad. Muslims are more shall we say energetic in pushing back against such detestable apostasy. This time a Christian actually had the guts to push back. His name is Ryan Rotelas and he refused. Not only that, he also brought the incident to the attention of Mr. Poole’s boss.
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David Freddoso on How the Liberal Media Helped Re-Elect Obama
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by by David Freddoso to discuss his new book Spin Masters, how the liberal media ignored stories like Benghazi and pushed the “War on Women” to help re-elect Barack Obama.
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Union Hypocrisy: AFL-CIO Conveniently Ignores The Union-Related Inferno That Killed 97 People
For all their bantering about the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire being symbolic of “labor’s martyred heroes” (even though no union was involved) we are reminded that, for today’s union bosses and their allies on the Left to ignore the deaths of 97 others caused by union militants speaks volumes about the hypocrisy and shallow callousness embodied by today’s Left.
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The Silver Lining
There are many, many people denying that gay marriage and religious freedom are incompatible. Many of those who deny it are, in fact, hostile to religious freedom to begin with or, when the fight becomes more clear, will be against the church. That is a silver lining in the gay marriage fight. Many pastors in America who long ago decided they didn’t want the state | Read More »
Immigration Reform: Are Obama & AFL-CIO Bosses Using ‘Poison Pills’ To Kill Latinos’ Dreams Again?
While many immigrants–legal and illegal–are pinning their hopes on Washington politicians enacting some sort of bipartisan immigration reform legislation, recent actions by the AFL-CIO and Barak Obama’s surrogates, the Democrats in the Senate, in three areas signal that there may be more interest in keeping the political problem out there for Democrats and unions to cynically and calculatingly use for the next several election cycles.
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Victims of Government: Stephen Lathrop and the Army Corps of Engineers.
Oh, my aching head. Short version: Stephen Lathrop lives in an area in Illinois that routinely floods and is just as routinely gets declared to be a disaster area. The Army Corps of Engineers – a group that I had hitherto thought, perhaps foolishly, to be somewhat more competent than it’s appearing here – had drawn up a bunch of plans to alleviate the problem. | Read More »
Return-free filing and interest-free politics
An interesting story at ProPublica, prepared with assistance from NPR, chronicles efforts to bring “return-free tax filing” to the United States. It’s a system already used in a few other countries, and more-or-less duplicated by a few business partnerships in the U.S., but it’s something the Internal Revenue Service could implement nationwide. Basically, the idea is to have the IRS prepare the equivalent of a 1040EZ or | Read More »
Let me explain why Henry Repeating Rifles advertises on MSNBC.
Background: Don’t tell us that Al Sharpton and MSNBC are hypocrites? Noooo!! The Reverend Al opened his show by praising President Obama’s efforts to promote tougher gun control laws. But 28 minutes into the show, a commercial appeared for, of all things . . . Henry Repeating Rifles. Go to Henry Rifle’s website and you’ll find one rifle described as “big, brutal and beautiful” and | Read More »
Paul Bonicelli on Freedom in the Middle East
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Paul Bonicelli to discuss the uprisings in Egypt, the fight for democracy and turmoil in the Middle East.
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